There was movement at the station for the word had passed around that the mountain cattlemen will graze their cattle in the Alpine National Park this summer. The move, announced at a rally in Bendigo today, is in defiance of new Victorian … [Read more...] about Mountain Cattlemen Defiant
Archives for September 2005
With all the concern about global warming resulting in more deaths due to climate-related disasters, I thought I would see if I could find some statistics on the subject. Since 1988 the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of … [Read more...] about Deaths Due to Climate-Related Disasters
I was sent a copy of Ian Lowe's soon to be launched book 'A big fix' subtitled 'Radical solutions for Australia's environmental crisis' (Black Inc 2005). I started reading the book yesterday at the beach. It is full of popular mythology dressed up … [Read more...] about As Lowe as it Gets (Part 1)
My first post on GM foods at this web-log was on 8th June and the first comment was from Stephen Dawson, he wrote: In 1903 the first heavier-than-air machine achieved flight. A decade later aircraft were still custom-built, dangerous and had hardly … [Read more...] about French Farmers Put Big Crack in EU’s Anti-GM Facade
Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has announced a 'National Fuel Ethanol' program with plans to mandate ethanol blend E10 for vehicles and in this way reduce dependence on imported oil saving an estimated $1.8 billion. The ethanol will be … [Read more...] about Ethanol: Fuel of the Future?
There was a story on ABC Television's Foreign Correspondent last night (that I didn't see) about an organization trying to save 'near extinct' wildlife in Cambodia's national parks including tigers, monkeys, sun bears, deer, and elephants. According … [Read more...] about Animals Really Threatened with Extinction